Surgery to remove a fibroid from the uterus. A fibroid, or leiomyoma, is a benign tumor that arises from the myometrium, the muscular wall of the uterus. The first myomectomy was performed by the American surgeon Washington Atlee in 1844.
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Operative removal of a myoma, specifically of a uterine myoma. SYN: fibroidectomy, fibromectomy, hysteromyomectomy. [myoma + G. ektome, excision]
- abdominal m. removal of a myoma of the uterus through an abdominal incision.
- vaginal m. removal of a myoma of the uterus through the vagina. SYN: colpomyomectomy.

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myo·mec·to·my .mī-ə-'mek-tə-mē n, pl -mies surgical excision of a myoma or fibroid

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an operation in which benign tumours (fibroids) are removed from the muscular wall of the uterus.

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my·o·mec·to·my (mi″o-mekґtə-me) [myoma + -ectomy] 1. surgical removal of a myoma (leiomyoma). 2. myectomy.

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